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Benchmark This!

by Dean Kent, Real World Technologies

Once the province of a limited number of technicians and engineers, benchmarking has exploded in popularity in recent years. It seems impossible of late to see anyone talking about their PC without also quoting benchmarks. There also seems to be a new benchmarking program released every month. The proliferation of benchmarking software and benchmarking comparisons on the Internet has also, unfortunately, led to benchmarking increasingly being used incorrectly and even with intent to deceive. This article takes a look at benchmarking in the modern PC world and discusses some of the pitfalls of using benchmarks inappropriately.

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